LLM in Global Competition Law

The Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies at Loyola University Chicago School of Law is pleased to offer the first completely online Masters-level programs in Global Competition Law for both lawyers and non-lawyers working in the field or seeking to improve their knowledge and skills in this critical area of international economic law. 

The School of Law offers both an online Master of Law (LLM) and a Master of Jurisprudence (MJ) degree in Global Competition Law. Both programs are two-year, part-time programs designed to accommodate the work schedules of busy professionals around the globe. Applicants can also register for single courses from our curriculum of fourteen competition and consumer classes.

Global competition law is inherently interdisciplinary. The online Global Competition Law degree programs provide training in multiple areas of law and economics that offer graduates of the program a broad global perspective. Students will interact with both faculty and other students from around the world, deeply enriching the learning experience. 

Loyola’s School of Law and the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies present a curriculum that focuses on promoting a more competitive and consumer friendly economy.

The Master of Laws (LLM) degree is an advanced graduate law program that allows United States and international graduates holding a Juris Doctor (JD) degree, or its equivalent, to continue concentrated study in Global Competition Law.


The curriculum consists of four required courses in Principles of Competition Law:

• Intellectual Property

• Law and Economics

• International Competition Law

• Comparative Competition Law

You will finish your degree by completing four additional electives in subjects such as:

• U.S. Antitrust Law

• Corporate Compliance

• EU Competition Law

• International Merger Regulation

Other courses are offered, as well as an optional LLM thesis.


LENGTH OF PROGRAM: The LLM degree consists of 20 credit hours, including an optional thesis. This is a two-year, part-time program.

Competition law is thriving on a global basis. There are more than 130 jurisdictions enforcing their own types of competition and consumer law, often with a vibrant private sector of law firms and related experts advising clients. There is also growing private damage litigation in many jurisdictions.

• A completed online application available at LUC.edu/gpem.

• Official transcripts of all undergraduate and any graduate work. Transcripts must verify completion of a bachelor’s degree and for the LLM, a primary law degree (e.g., JD or LLB).

• One letter of recommendation.

• A 1–2 page statement of purpose.

• A resume outlining your work experience, education, professional or academic achievements, or any information you believe is relevant for your application.

• A personal interview may be required.


The following documents are required, in addition to those listed above, for those who may fall into these categories:


• Either an official TOEFL or IELTS score report is required for international applicants. This requirement is waived for those who have completed a four-year bachelor’s, or a master’s degree program in the U.S. For those holding a non-U.S. bachelor’s degree, applicants wishing to apply for a waiver must submit U.S. transcripts that show that they have also earned a U.S. master’s degree. The language test is also waived for those who are from, or who have completed a bachelor’s or master’s degree at a recognized institution in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom, at which the language of instruction is English.

• International applicants or U.S. residents who completed school abroad are required to submit non-U.S. transcripts to Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE), www.ece.org, for evaluation of credentials. The general evaluation report with grade average must show that your non-U.S. education is equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree to be considered for admission.

Rolling admissions with applications preferred by June 1 for the fall term beginning in late August and October 1 for the spring term, which begins in January. Deadlines are subject to change.

Please visit LUC.edu/law for current deadlines.

Learn more about faculty, curriculum, and how to apply.